Certified Hatha and Trained Trauma Sensitive Yoga Instructor
Hello. I'm Molly!
I am a art therapist, creative intuitive healer, and spiritual mentor and guide. I have been blending the creative and intuitive arts together through a soulful approach to healing for about the past 2 decades and teaching this holistic movement for the past 11 years! I love co-creating with the Universe and use a variety spiritual wellness tools that can be a primary approach or used in combination with body centered psychotherapy, creative intuitive arts, yoga, mindfulness, guided meditation, EMDR, and Chakra and Energy work. These approaches are based in reconnecting back to the breath and the body in order to be able to quiet the noise of the head. When we do this we can begin to shift down to the heart lens and start to see ourselves, our situation, and others through a whole new light. When we find that we are intuitively guided, more choices open up and we can heal ourselves through the creative process. This opens the door to a whole new vibration and it empowers us to become the best brightest version of our self and start living a full-color life!
I love teaching and speaking about the sacred feminine arts, and working globally with all people! Creatives, healers, seekers, intuitives, empaths and especially Starseeds! (people who feel like they are here on this planet in this lifetime to help others but know they must first heal themselves. Also known as Lightworkers.) Usually they have had some sort of trauma in their past that has not been integrated but its through the wound that they find their gifts! I LOVE opening up the world of the sacred feminine arts to help reclaim balance back to the sacred masculine and feminine energies within all of us. As we heal the wounds of our past we are allowed to feel whole and step up into who we truly are at our core center-our true authentic self! When we do this we open up to our unique gifts and talents and learn how to share them with the world in the best and brightest way.
For more of the work I do feel free to connect with the links below for a podcasts around work I do and my own processes.
Contact me if you are interested in supervision for LMHC license and ATR credentialing!
- Private Practice since May 2010
- Healing Arts, PLLC established in September 2013
- Healing Arts Yoga © created in 2013
- Project Iowa Stress and Wellness Coordinator and Supervisor since 2016. Designed, implemented program, and published manual.
- Contracted mental health provider and TS Yoga Instructor for Polk County since 2009. Trauma Sensitive Yoga Instructor for Victims of Crime. Primary therapist to victims of crime. Serving children and adults. Trauma and abuse assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. Collaborating with various child and family service agencies to provide integrated care.
- Years in Practice: 11 Years working in the mental health field. Experience includes residential, school, county agencies, private practice, providing consultations and supervisions.
- School: Prescott College
- Year Graduated: 2007
- License No. and State: 001175 Iowa
- Sliding Scale: on a limited opening
- Accepts Insurance: no
- Membership: AATA/08-115
- Member Since: 2012
- Certified Hatha yoga Instructor-September 2012
- Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher's Certification November 2012-Kripalu
Healing and relaxation for individuals who have traumatic stress and working in the trauma field.
- I can provide consulting, supervision, and psychoeducation in art therapy crisis intervention, program development, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment in trauma informed care.
- I can provide Trauma Sensitive Yoga with Art groups (Healing Arts Yoga) and or private sessions based on an hourly fee.
- If you are interested in having a Trauma Sensitive Yoga with Art group at your agency, please contact me at [email protected].
Claire Roth Lamb, LISW, TIYT
Licensed Clinical Independent Social Worker
Certified EMDR Therapist and Trauma Informed Yoga Therapist
Hi, I'm Claire! I have a true passion for assisting others in overcoming stressors and life experiences in order to help people be the best possible version of themselves. I specialize in working with adults who have experienced various forms of trauma. I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy (TIYT). I believe in a mind body healing approach and frequently incorporate expressive art therapy interventions, yoga, and mindfulness into the healing process in conjunction with evidenced based models such as EMDR, TF-CBT, and CBT. I am confident in my skill set to work with trauma, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, life stressors, and phase of life issues. My focus is to create a safe and supportive space for you to look within yourself to find tools and courage needed for healing and peace.
I accept most insurances and sliding fee. Please contact me at [email protected] or 515-423-0587 for more information. I look forward to meeting with you!
*In addition to therapy services, I offer LISW supervision. Please contact me if you are interested in supervision for licensure.*
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Hi, I'm Melissa! I am a compassionate and open-minded therapist, bringing a friendly, down-to-earth style that leaves room for both serious discussion and humor. Believing that the client-therapist relationship is a critical component for healing, growth, and change to take place, I strive to create a non-judgmental and supportive environment where clients feel safe and comfortable.
My areas of focus include anxiety, sexual abuse and other traumas, body image and disordered eating, relationship issues, and general life adjustments. I am confident in working with children, adolescents, and adults. I often use non-traditional approaches of mindfulness and meditation, yoga, and art and writing in the therapeutic process.
I would be honored to walk alongside you on your journey exploring your life's challenges, identifying what's truly important to you, and creating goals that may lead you to a more fulfilling life. My hope is for you to achieve balance, to be at peace with yourself and your current situation, and to simply BE you.
I currently accept Amerigroup, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Health Alliance, HealthPartners, Midland's Choice, Optum, UMR, and United Healthcare. I also offer services on a sliding scale fee. For questions, or to schedule an appointment, please call me directly at (515) 635-5016 or email me at [email protected]
Sally McLuen-Feldhacker L.I.S.W.
Sally has recently joined our office to begin building a private practice. She moved to Des Moines from Creston, Ia bringing with her over 23 years of private practice experience. Sally has worked extensively with individuals, couples and families. Today her primary focus is counseling with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, relationships with self and others, grief, and trauma. It is her belief that healing is a journey that begins with unconditional acceptance, trust and care. It's a profound privilege to be a part of another's journey towards health and wellness.
Laura Housel, MS, T-LMCH, CYI
Art Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Yoga
(she, her, hers)
Hello, my name is Laura Housel. I earned a master’s degree in art therapy with an emphasis in counseling from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in health, leisure, and sports studies with concentration in therapeutic recreation and have been a nationally certified therapeutic recreation specialist for nearly 15 years. I am also a certified yoga instructor in yoga therapy with additional training and certification in kundalini yoga.
As an art therapist, counselor, and yoga instructor, I hope to offer opportunities that empower clients to increase self awareness, gain insights into relationships and explore the mind/body connection from a trauma-informed perspective that is appropriate, culturally relevant, and that meets the needs of the individual, couple, family, group, or community. I have had the opportunity to work and train in a variety of settings including hospitals, residential facilities, private practice, and community groups. I had the honor to work compassionately alongside clients impacted by cancer, grief and spiritual concerns as well as adults and adolescents impacted by homelessness, trauma, oppression, marginalization, sexual violence and trafficking, mood disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, body dysmorphia, body image and identity concerns, relationship and intimacy struggles, intellectual disability, stress, shame, isolation, addiction and life transitions.
I enjoy meeting each client where they are, offering a safe place to be seen and heard. I am LGBTQ friendly.
I currently offer private pay services and a sliding scale. Please reach out with any questions or to set up an appointment.[email protected]
I look forward to meeting you.
Cassie St. Aubin, M.A.
I am currently a graduate from Southwestern College & New Earth Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I have my Master's in Art Therapy and Counseling and am currently working on hours to obtain my license in Art Therapy and Counseling in order to accept insurance. I am originally from the central Iowa area, completed my Bachelor's of Arts in Studio Arts with an Art Therapy certificate from Grand View University and was driven to complete my studies and internship here at home. Along with my Master's I have been working on completing my grief, loss and trauma certificate. Prior to starting college I have felt moved to work with those who have experienced a loss or trauma, I have a great passion for the work and have been a witness to beautiful transformations through expressive arts.
For further questions you may reach me at 5154230437 or [email protected]
Grief/Loss, trauma, Alzheimer's, Dementia, and Autism.
- Sliding Scale
- Private Pay
Hello, I’m Natalie, and I’m a current student intern finishing up a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Drake University-studying mental health counseling and rehabilitation counseling. After a long career in advocacy and social justice, I realized my passion and gifts would work best by serving people by helping them find their inner strength and resilience. I have nearly five years experience in the mental health field, supporting people living with chronic mental illness and have loved seeing the growth and change in my clients and aiding them to meet their personal goals. I believe in tailoring counseling to each individual person and have a very supportive, non-judgmental and very down to earth approach. I am particularly interested in working with people to heal trauma through somatic (mind/body) approaches and incorporating mindfulness and spirituality if it so fit the person. I truly believe we can heal the world, one person at a time, if we give each person a supportive space to do so.